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Has any one analyzed what dust is composed of?

  1. May 21, 2006 #1

    wolram

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    Has any one analyzed what dust is composed of? i saw once that a lot of it
    is dead skin but what about the other stuff.
     
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  3. May 21, 2006 #2
    Heh, it's on wikipedia Wolram :)
    When I first heard from my Biology teacher that our dead skin cells make portion of dust I couldn't believe that, though now I do.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_(dirt)
     
  4. May 21, 2006 #3

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    Yay, just been reading the wiki article, dust mites eat our skin, then leave
    stuff that makes our eyes water :mad: but there must be various other
    stuff in dust, probably varies from area to area.
     
  5. May 21, 2006 #4

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  6. May 21, 2006 #5

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    Yes, the content of dust would vary. Lint from fabrics, sawdust from cutting wood, soil and sand blown up from outdoors, pollen, decomposition products of all sorts of things, in addition to dust mite poop and shed skin and other fun stuff like that.
     
  7. May 21, 2006 #6

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